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Free things to do in New York City! Free events in New York City! (All events are free unless otherwise noted)

You never run out of free things to do, free events to go to in New York City! So start taking advantage of those free things to do today! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides with non-ending amount of free things to do, free events to go to!

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The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that happen in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing.

Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club freeTime comes in handy -- Club freeTime allows you to take advantage of all the free things to do, all the free events that take place in New York City, as you find out about them just in time! Start using these unique New York City opportunities today!

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Club freeTime is the only complete source of free events, free things to do in New York City: your perfect guide to free Entertainment & free Culture in the City that never sleeps.

Contrary to the common misconception that most of free events, free things to do, happen in New York City in summer, October and March are the busiest months in New York City in terms of free events, free things to do. That 'summer' misconception is due to big publicity that some of New York City summer free events, free thing to do get.

In fact, New York City, NYC, never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free events, free things to do whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall. Start using these unique New York City opportunities today!

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We make sure that New Yorkers and visitors to New York are informed about ALL free events, ALL free things to do that happen in New York City. The variety and quality are just mind boggling!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City, Club freeTime offers its members complimentary tickets (a member can reserve up to 5 complimentary tickets per performance) to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater in New York City: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club freeTime members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

free (and almost free) dance:
performances, lessons, dancing in New York City (NYC)


New Dance: Paul Taylor II / Naganuma Dance.
Photo by Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster.

Free dance performances, dancing, and dance lessons are among the many free, low budget and inexpensive events New York City has to offer... Keep dancing!


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Dance Performances, May 24, 2015, 05/24/2015, Hilarious dance competition
Dancing |
A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome. 6:00 - 7:00pm Dance lesson - Instructors Marizete Browne and Daniele Andrade 7:00 - 8:30pm Dancing with live music - Mistura Perfeita Band. Traditional and contemporary Brazilian samba and bossanova at its best, led by the incomparable Cesar Vieira.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Dancing in the Park: Samba e Mais
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A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome. 6:00 - 7:00pm Dance lesson - Instructors Evita Arce and Michael Jagger 7:00 - 8:30pm Dancing with live music - George Gee Swing Orchestra. The swingin’-est, blowin’-est, heppest classic big band in NYC for over 30 years plays swing, savoy, and Lindy hop for dancing feet.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Dancings, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Dancing in the Park: Swing and Lindy Hop
Dancing |
With: Poncho Sanchez Bobbito Garcia Salsa Salsa Dance For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. His influences are numerous, but among the more prominent figures that inform his music are two of the primary architects of Latin jazz – conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Salsa Salsa Dance kicks off the evening with a dance lesson, followed by a set by world-renowned DJ/writer/sports-commentator Bobbito Garcia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Latin Jazz Dance Party
Dance Performance |
Accomplished choreographers Celia Rowlson Hall and Vanessa Walters present works that experiment with diverse forms of media and challenge the boundaries of art and dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, May 29, 2015, 05/29/2015, Digital Dance: Challenging Boundaries

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Dance Performances, May 29, 2015, 05/29/2015, Hilarious dance competition

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Dance Performances, May 30, 2015, 05/30/2015, Hilarious dance competition
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A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. With: Alex Escalante, Sam Kim, Sarah Michelson, Melinda Ring, Nami Yamamoto
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 01, 2015, 06/01/2015, Dance Works-in-Progress
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Movement of the People Dance Company is dedicated to connecting cultures through dance, composing socially conscious choreography, exploring the nuances of traditional world dances, and finding ways for underserved communities to empower themselves through the art of dance. Join MOPDC for a fun-filled Saturday, including a free Samba Afro Dance Workshop for all ages, a MOPDC performance, and a talkback with company members. MOPDC will celebrate Brazilian culture, performing pieces that express the Afro-Brazilian experience through folkloric and interpretive choreography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 06, 2015, 06/06/2015, Movement of the People Dance Company
Dance Lesson |
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Dance Lessons, June 07, 2015, 06/07/2015, Let’s Dance!
Dance Performance |
Pink Pig Ballet would like to welcome you to a very special event. This is the premier of The Spirits of a Summer Day, a new story ballet written by Karen Cottrell, choreographed by Valerie Mae Browne, with music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, recorded by Alfred Heller and Miranda Soo Lan harding. This music has never been used before in a ballet, and PPB is proud and excited to share this new side of their repetoire. The evening also marks the premier of two new pieces by PPB's most beloved Soloist and Assistant Artistic Director, AJ Pflumm. One focused on femininity, and the other a lively surprise you won't likely expect. Included are another two pieces of repetorire from Valerie Mae Browne.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Dance Performances, June 07, 2015, 06/07/2015, The Spirits of a Summer Day, a New Ballet
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Amity Jones, Adriane Lee, Katiana Rangel.
   New York City, NY; NYC

$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, June 09, 2015, 06/09/2015, Experiments in Dance
Dance Lesson |
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Dance Lessons, June 14, 2015, 06/14/2015, Let’s Dance!
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Martita Abril, Jamie Benson, There\'s No Law, Mindy Toro
   New York City, NY; NYC

$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, June 16, 2015, 06/16/2015, Experiments in Dance
Dance Lesson |
Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, June 19, 2015, 06/19/2015, Harlem Dances
Dance Lesson |
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Dance Lessons, June 21, 2015, 06/21/2015, Let’s Dance!
Dance Lesson |
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Dance Lessons, June 28, 2015, 06/28/2015, Let’s Dance!
Dance Performance |
Un Break à Mozart - Un Break à Mozart was born of a desire to share – to create a dialogue through an encounter between France’s Centre Chorégraphique National of La Rochelle/Poitou-Charentes and the Champs-Elysées Orchestra, two strongly typified artistic universes. On stage, ten musicians from the Orchestra, led by Philippe Herreweghe, respond to the ten hip hop dancers from choreographer and CCN Director Kader Attou’s dance company, Accrorap. The DASH Ensemble - The DASH Ensemble is a New York City-based contemporary dance group founded and directed by Gregory Dolbashian. Combining elements of modern, hip hop, floor work and physical theater, Dolbashian has created his own unique style of contemporary dance with an urban flair. The DASH seeks to bring out relatable human elements in all of its work using its complex and challenging movement language to express ideas about growth, love, loss, war, and determination.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, July 02, 2015, 07/02/2015, Hip-Hop Dance: Un Break à Mozart / The DASH Ensemble
Dance Lesson |
Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, Harlem Dances
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The Freedom Party is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history. Winner of Papermag‘s highly coveted award for “Best Party (People’s Choice)” and runner up in URB Mag’s “Best Party” (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth to provide a place for people from all walks of life to dance and be free. Today, it is a bona fide nightlife institution, with monthly events in both Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well. Playing a tight mix of danceable, soulful hits across all genres of music from the 60s through today, Freedom continues to fill its dance floor each week with fun, beautiful people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable, true NYC party experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Freedom Party NYC: Special SummerStage Anniversary Theme
Dance Performance |
The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO! is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded in 1970, PHILADANCO! has a legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides, consistently performing for audiences representing an amalgamation of people from diverse communities. Founded in 2004 by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands in Saint Paul, Minnesota, TU Dance is a leading voice for contemporary dance. The 12-member, professional company is acclaimed for its diverse and versatile artists, performing work that draws together modern dance, classical ballet, African-based and urban vernacular movements. The TU Dance repertory features original work by Uri Sands, as well as renowned choreographers including Dwight Rhoden, Ron Brown, Katrin Hall, Gregory Dolbashian and Camille Brown. Through celebrated performances of the professional company and accessible dance education at TU Dance Center, TU Dance provides opportunities for everyone to experience the connective power of dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Dance Performances, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Contemporary Dance: PHILADANCO! / TU Dance
Dance Performance |
For the past forty-three years Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company has stayed true to its primary mission of expanding opportunities to provide a platform for multi-cultural choreographers and dance artists. Under the artistic direction of Enrique Cruz DeJesus, Alpha Omega continues to create, perform and educate through dance by presenting important, exciting, illuminating and exhilarating dance programming. True to her name, Brooklyn native Karisma Jay has been dancing and performing since the tender age of 2. Currently, she is a featured performer with the international sensation, STOMP. She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Brooklyn’s AbunDance Academy of the Arts. Teaching dance since the age of 10, she has become skilled at developing the confidence and charisma of even her shyest students, who range in age from 2 to 92.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 08, 2015, 08/08/2015, Dance: Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company / Karisma Jay
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Tinder and Ash - Hailing from every corner of the U.S., five circus artists found themselves in the same place (the New England Center for Circus Arts) with the same vision (to create a show about personal loss and transformation using the virtuosity of circus and the artistry of theater). Through a residency with the circus-mecca TOHU in Montreal, these five diverse yet kindred-spirit artists created Tinder &amp; Ash, a highly physical journey of losing and finding themselves and each other. Ephrat Asherie Dance - Founded in 2012, Ephrat Asherie Dance has had their work presented at the Apollo Theater, the Ahmanson Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, New York Live Arts and Dixon Place, among other venues. Artistic Director, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is a NYFA artist and has received various grants and awards to support her work including a Mondo Cane! commission from Dixon Place, a Swing Space and Workspace residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a Travel and Study grant from the Jerome Foundation. Kiebpoli and Shine - Kiebpoli Calnek (Kiebpoli) and Shawana Kemp (Shine) attended the High School for the performing Arts here in New York City. They are collaborating for the first time with this piece that will expand into a full production. They have come together to create a collage of sound and movement. Kiebpoli Calnek is an actress and aerialist. She is a graduate of CCNY, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and of the Actors’ Equity Association. Her works have received generous funding and support from Elizabeth Streb, Astrea Foundation, Asian Arts Initiative, and The New York Foundation for the Arts. Kiebpoli is also founder and artistic director of Black*Acrobat, a social enterprise that seeks to empower fringe communities through the vertical world of aerial acrobatics with devised theatrical performances. Claire Parsons Co. - Marmalade is a dance and circus production by Swedish company Claire Parsons Co. Aimed at young children 2-6 years old, Marmalade is a delicious, sensory performance about meeting, mixing and blending. Mira and Viktor taste and feel in poetic movements and circus actions in an exquisite and visual experience where the audience is invited to join. Brooklyn United Marching Band - The Brooklyn United Marching Band is a community-based organization that serves New York City youth. As an art form, marching band combines the elements of musicianship and pageantry and allows each student to participate in an all-encompassing and life changing activity. Brooklyn United is focused on the development of youth through Academic Support, Character Development, Skills Building and Performance Opportunities. It is through these pillars that they strive to build strong, well rounded, healthy, confident and capable young people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 15, 2015, 08/15/2015, Dance Artists: Tinder and Ash / Ephrat Asherie Dance / Kiebpoli and Shine / Claire Parsons Co. / Brooklyn United Marching Band
Dance Performance |
Tinder and Ash - Hailing from every corner of the U.S., five circus artists found themselves in the same place (the New England Center for Circus Arts) with the same vision (to create a show about personal loss and transformation using the virtuosity of circus and the artistry of theater). Through a residency with the circus-mecca TOHU in Montreal, these five diverse yet kindred-spirit artists created Tinder &amp; Ash, a highly physical journey of losing and finding themselves and each other. Ephrat Asherie Dance - Founded in 2012, Ephrat Asherie Dance has had their work presented at the Apollo Theater, the Ahmanson Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, New York Live Arts and Dixon Place, among other venues. Artistic Director, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is a NYFA artist and has received various grants and awards to support her work including a Mondo Cane! commission from Dixon Place, a Swing Space and Workspace residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a Travel and Study grant from the Jerome Foundation. Kiebpoli and Shine - Kiebpoli Calnek (Kiebpoli) and Shawana Kemp (Shine) attended the High School for the performing Arts here in New York City. They are collaborating for the first time with this piece that will expand into a full production. They have come together to create a collage of sound and movement. Kiebpoli Calnek is an actress and aerialist. She is a graduate of CCNY, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and of the Actors’ Equity Association. Her works have received generous funding and support from Elizabeth Streb, Astrea Foundation, Asian Arts Initiative, and The New York Foundation for the Arts. Kiebpoli is also founder and artistic director of Black*Acrobat, a social enterprise that seeks to empower fringe communities through the vertical world of aerial acrobatics with devised theatrical performances. Claire Parsons Co. - Marmalade is a dance and circus production by Swedish company Claire Parsons Co. Aimed at young children 2-6 years old, Marmalade is a delicious, sensory performance about meeting, mixing and blending. Mira and Viktor taste and feel in poetic movements and circus actions in an exquisite and visual experience where the audience is invited to join. Brooklyn United Marching Band - The Brooklyn United Marching Band is a community-based organization that serves New York City youth. As an art form, marching band combines the elements of musicianship and pageantry and allows each student to participate in an all-encompassing and life changing activity. Brooklyn United is focused on the development of youth through Academic Support, Character Development, Skills Building and Performance Opportunities. It is through these pillars that they strive to build strong, well rounded, healthy, confident and capable young people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 16, 2015, 08/16/2015, Dance Artists: Tinder and Ash / Ephrat Asherie Dance / Kiebpoli and Shine / Claire Parsons Co. / Brooklyn United Marching Band
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Alt Mode, as in: alternate modalities (working title), is a body of musical works written by composer/producer RYAT (Christina McGeehan), reconstructed into a performance that integrates dance, live electronic music, video mapping, interactive media and set design. Directed and choreographed by Kate Watson-Wallace, and composed and designed by RYAT, the work asks questions about what it means to be a woman on stage, radical female presence in a popular context and equity within the form. In this work, RYAT and Watson-Wallace continue to explore how they wear their identities, working with themes of doubleness, drag, the other, pleasure and melancholy, as sources of power. They explore ecstatic states, state-shifting, and pleasure as revolution, as ways to propose new futures. Also: ARCH Dance Company - Jennifer Archibald is the founder and Artistic Director of the Arch Dance Company and Archcore40 Summer Program. She is a graduate of The Ailey School and the Maggie Flanigan Acting Conservatory where she studied the Meisner technique. Ms. Archibald has choreographed for the Atlanta Ballet, Ailey 2, Cincinnati Ballet, and commercially for the New York Knicks City Dancers, as well as chart listed singers and actors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, ALT MODE: A Collaboration between RYAT and Kate Watson-Wallace
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   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, August 21, 2015, 08/21/2015, Harlem Dances
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Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this quiet clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres. Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune. Line for headphones will begin at 4:30 p.m. Headphones are first come first served with 700 available at a time. Once they are returned they will be handed out to those waiting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, August 29, 2015, 08/29/2015, Silent Disco
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